Battle of Angaur in Palau Islands during World War II. Aerial views show smoke rising from burning Japanese installations on Angaur. Shoreline of Angaur. Damaged Japanese buildings. U.S. landing crafts around beach. U.S. ships and landing crafts of task force off the coast of Angaur.
Battle of Angaur in Palau Islands during World War 2. Views from an aircraft flying over the shore lines of Angaur Island. Many U.S. ships offshore. Japanese installations seen inland on Angaur. U.S. landing craft at beach and underway back out to the task force, after completing a landing operation.
During U.S. Marines invasion of Peleliu and Angaur. Soldiers of 81st Army Division in Landing Crafts en route to Angaur Island, Palau. Marines head towards the beach. Japanese snipers in sunken boats offshore at Peleliu are shelled. Marines shot down by sniper. Sign board reads CIC (Combat Information Center). Marines fire machine guns at Japanese enemy. Dead Japanese on ground. Wounded Marines placed on litter and assisted to walk.
Rearl view of a U.S. C-47 transport aircraft, as viewed from a trailing aircraft. Aerial view airstrip and ships offshore at Angaur Island, Palau. A C-47 lands at airfield. A flight of three U.S. P-38 lightning fighters, in formation, breaks for landing. One shown touching down.
Tanks of the 1st Platoon, A Company of the 710th Tank Battalion (Army) support 3rd Battalion, 5th Marine Regiment on Peleliu Island, Palau, during World War 2 in the Pacific. (Slate at TC: 00:20, identifies 3rd Bn, 5th Marines. who occupy positions along a ridge.) One steadies his rifle on a broken tree limb as he fires it. A Sherman tank firing its gun at nearby Japanese bunkers in hillside. A marine fires a Browning automatic rifle from atop the tank, while partially protected by its turret and open hatch. A tank with the name "Honey Suckle Rose" painted on its side moves among Marine infantry. (Note: A Company of the U.S. Army 710th Tank Battalion, along with the 321st Regimental Combat Team, 81st Infantry Division, came from nearby Angaur on September 23rd, landing on Orange Beach, to reinforce the Marines.)
Amphibious landings of U.S. Army on Angaur, Palau Islands during World War II. Non-commissioned officers of U.S. 322nd Infantry Regiment, 1st Battalion, A Company attend a briefing session with commander aboard ship underway in the Pacific Ocean. Tanks land on beach, landing crafts move toward shore. Wounded soldiers are carried on litters. LCVP (Landing Craft, Vehicle, Personnel) comes on beach and infantrymen disembark.